Ute Freund


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Studied history of art at the university of Berlin and worked as 1st AC before she began to study cinematography at Hamburg Media School. Her diploma film THE RUNAWAY won a Student Academy Award 2005 & Academy Award Nomination 2006. Kodak chose her as participant in its Emerging Filmmakers Program at Cannes. Her cinematography for the feature YOU TOLD ME, THAT YOU LOVE ME dir. by Rudolf Thome won 2007 the National Competition for Women DoPs. She shoots experimental film, features and documentaries - like PINK (2008) and THE RED ROOM (2010) by Thome and the latest project SANKT (2017) of the danish artist Lene Markusen. For the documentary HELLO I AM DAVID! she received Deutscher Kamerapreis 2016.


German (native) | English (fluent) | French (basic)


Special Skills

Analog film 35mm | 16mm

Selected Credits

Traces | Feature documentary | D: Aysun Bademsoy | P: Ma.ja.de Filmproduktion, ZDF/ARTE | Germany | 2019

I’ll be your Mirror | Feature documentary | D: Johanna Faust | P: Soap Factory GmbH | Switzerland | 2019

Aether | Feature documentary | D: Rûken Tekeş | P: Sarya Films | Turkey | 2019

Hello I am David! A Journey with David Helfgott | Documentary | D: Cosima Lange | P: Basis Berlin, Beleza Film, Fliegende Fische Creative Pool | Germany | 2015 

The Red Room | Feature Film | D: Rudolf Thome | P: Moana Filmproduktion, Degeto | Germany | 2010 

The Invisible Frame | Documentary | D: Cynthia Beatt | P: Filmgalerie 451, ZDF/3SAT | Germany | 2009

Pink | Feature film | D: Rudolf Thome | P: Moana Filmproduktion, Degeto | Germany | 2008



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